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Calvert Collins-Bratton

Chief Relationships Officer
Favorite quote
“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
— Albert Schweitzer
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"Nothing makes me happier than connecting people to causes they care about, both large and small. We are fortunate to live in a very philanthropic community and one that has a plethora of organizations meeting many needs, so I love pairing the two together."
Joined CFT

As CFT’s chief relationship officer, Calvert leads CFT’s growing Relationships Department comprised of charitable giving experts and serves as a key senior leader in the areas of development, fundraising, and donor stewardship. She also oversees CFT for Business and its corporate partners and their philanthropic priorities. Calvert works alongside the other members of the executive leadership team to collaborate on giving, grantmaking, marketing and other projects that support the foundation and Educate Texas.

Calvert Collins-Bratton is a seventh generation Texan, proud Dallas native, civic and park advocate, wife, and proud girl mom. Prior to her role at CFT, Calvert worked as Vice President of Communications and Strategic Events at Methodist Health System Foundation. In this role, she led the team responsible for fundraising events and communications, and worked closely with donors, board members, and executives.

Prior to joining Methodist in 2015, she spent a decade as a television reporter and anchor in Omaha, Las Vegas, and in DFW with KDFW FOX 4. She is a graduate of Highland Park High School and received her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Broadcast News from the University of Missouri.


Calvert has represented District 13 on the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board for the past six years, including as president from 2019-2021. She serves on the boards of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Resource Center, Equest, Christ’s Family Clinic, HungerBusters, and Safer Dallas Better Dallas.

She is a member of Charter 100, The Dallas Assembly, The Dallas Summit, and is a Junior League of Dallas sustainer and a past recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award.

Calvert’s Favorites
Parks & greenspaces
Local Restaurant
Crown Block for a special occasion and Republic Texas Tavern for a neighborhood meal
Place to take out-of-towners
Klyde Warren Park
Traveling, walking, trying new restaurants

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